The Noble Pen for July 24, 2014

Next Noble Pen Meeting

July 24th, 2014 at 7 pm

Scott’s Family Restaurant

1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids


Amazon has launched a service offering all you can read for one monthly fee.


Jed wrote 12,000 words in a week, thus finishing his story before moving out of town.

Barbara beta-read two pieces and returned comments to the authors.

Tyree started Bombay Sapphire 2.

Cassie made a detailed outline for the next ten chapters of Blue Moon Baby.


Most authors use mail or email to pitch their stories to agents or publishers.  Adrienne Crezo describes an event at a writing conference where many agents met many authors in person.  The success rate in this report seemed to be above the average of mailed queries.

You can find lots of advice on crafting your pitch and being prepared.   You should have both a thirty-second “elevator speech” (see also here) and a three-minute more complete explanation.

Upcoming Schedule

July 24th

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Cassie (?)

August 7
Open slots

August 14
Open slots

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